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Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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By Associated Press

Tammy Duckworth Opposes Syria Strike

Tammy Duckworth Opposes Syria Strike

U.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and urged Middle East nations to find a resolution to the crisis. Read »

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Duckworth Scolds Contractor Over Phony "War Wound"

A businessman who used an old football injury to win a disabled veterans contract appears before Rep. Tammy Duckworth's House committee. Duckworth tells him what a real war wound feels like. Read »

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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By Ward Room Staff, Associated Press

Duckworth Returns Portion of Income to Treasury

Duckworth Returns Portion of Income to Treasury

The 8th District congresswoman pledged in February to take the pay cut if Congress failed to reach a compromise to avoid the federal budget cuts known as the sequester. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Joe Walsh Joins WIND as Radio Host

Joe Walsh Joins WIND as Radio Host

It appears constituents in the 8th Congressional District will be able to still hear from Joe Walsh. Read »

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Duckworth To Take Pay Cut If Sequester Happens

Duckworth To Take Pay Cut If Sequester Happens

Rep. Tammy Duckworth is ready to take one for the team. If Congress fails to reach a compromise that would avoid sequestration, Duckworth said she will take the same pay cut other programs would see when... Read »

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Duckworth Applauds Women In Combat

Duckworth Applauds Women In Combat

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who made her name as a military veteran, is thrilled about the Defense Department's decision to allow more women in combat. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Meet Illinois' New Members of Congress

Meet Illinois' New Members of Congress

Seven Illinois congressional seats will change hands this year, an extraordinarily high turnover. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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By Emily Feldman

113th Congress Sworn in Thursday: Meet Your Leaders

113th Congress Sworn in Thursday: Meet Your Leaders

The 113th Congress will convene Thursday at noon for the first time to officially take the reins of government from its predecessors, who bear the distinction of being the least productive and popular Congress... Read »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Walsh Talks Political Future During Final Town Hall

Walsh Talks Political Future During Final Town Hall

Defeated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is going to have a lot of time on his hands come January. But don't expect him to step out of the political spotlight just yet. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Joe Walsh: One-Term Wonder

Joe Walsh: One-Term Wonder

Serving one term in Congress doesn't mean the end of your career. It happened to another Illinois, Abe Lincoln. Read »

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